Today we have another mini model, this time of Padmé Amidala's J-type Diplomatic Barge. This is a ship which appears only briefly at the very start of Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones before quickly being destroyed by Zam Wesell's bomb. In the film, the vehicle is chromed all over, but it should come as no surprise that the LEGO version is light bluish grey in colour. I would not have expected any chrome components beforehand, but it certainly would have been nice to see.
For a vehicle which is supposed to be very organic in appearance (much like the Geonosian Starfighter), I think that a reasonable job has been done with this model. It does seem rather chibi in style, but this is fine in my opinion as every major feature of the ship has been captured including the four engines, cockpit and angled wings.
This is a fairly obscure vehicle, but an attractive one. I like the use of 1 x 1 slopes to achieve the sleek curves on the ship in the film, and it is very solidly constructed, so nice and swooshable as well.
Overall - 4 - Perhaps not a particularly interesting vehicle, but a nice representation of the J-type Diplomatic Barge.
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